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The Centre on Social Movement Studies

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Emiliano Treré

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I am a Lecturer at Cardiff’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture. My research addresses the issue of digital activism from a theoretical standpoint in relation to crucial questions of culture and identity on one side, and to the development of theoretical frameworks related to media theories of change as mediation, media ecologies, and mediatization on the other. Fluent in three languages, I am internationally recognized as a ‘bridge’ between the Western and the Latin American ‘schools of thought’ in media, communication, and social movement studies.

I am the author of Hybrid Media Activism: Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms (forthcoming in the Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics: https://goo.gl/HLbA7P) and co-editor of Citizen Media and Practice (forthcoming in the Critical Perspectives on Citizen Media Routledge Series).

My publications include three co-edited special issues “Social Media and Protest Identities” (Information, Communication & Society, 2015), “Latin American Struggles & Digital Media Resistance” (International Journal of Communication, 2015), and “From Global Justice to Occupy and Podemos: Mapping Three Stages of Contemporary Activism” (tripleC, 2017). I also act as Consultant Editor for the forthcoming Routledge Encyclopedia of Citizen Media. I am the cofounder of the “Big Data from the South” Research Network that aims to grasp and interrogate the diverse techno-cultural practices that subvert the dominant narratives of datafication as theorized and narrated by the global north.

Since November 2018, I act as the vice-chair of the ‘Communication and Democracy’ section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association).

Research interests: digital politics, media ecologies, Latin America, anti-austerity protests, and algoritmic resistance

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News

22/07/2019

Protest for a future: international report on #FridaysForFuture and the climate strike

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Composition, mobilization and motives of the participants in Fridays For Future climate protests on 15 March 2019, in 13 European cities. A multi-country collaboration report, with contributions from COSMOS researchers Lorenzo Zamponi, Donatella della Porta, Martín Portos, Niccolò Bertuzzi and Daniela Chironi.

21/06/2019

Call for papers: "The Nation and the Radical Left - Practices and Discourses of National Identity in Left-Wing Politics"

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The call for papers is now open for a conference on national identities and left-wing politics.

18/06/2019

Call for papers: “Class without consciousness” – The Politics of Fragmented Class Identities

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The call for papers is now open for a two-day conference on class and identities at the Scuola Normale Superiore on 14-15 November 2019

Publications

Journal Article - 2019

Ballots and barricades enhanced: far‐right ‘movement parties’ and movement‐electoral interactions

Andrea Pirro
This contribution enhances our understanding of the contemporary far right by focusing on the neglected links between movements and elections within the broader context of contention.

Journal Article - 2019

From the Rainy Place to the Burnt Palace: How Social Movements Form their Political Strategies. The Case of the Six Federations of the Tropic of Cochabamba

Leonidas Oikonomakis
Exploring the case of the cocaleros of the Chapare, this article argues that more emphasis should be placed on mechanisms that are internal to the movements, such as: (a) the resonance of other political experiences at home and abroad, (b) internal struggles for ideological hegemony, and (c) the political formation of their grassroots.